Harry Redknapp has told Get West London that he is hoping to further bolster his attacking options during the January transfer window.
That return represents more than half of QPR’s collective total, with the target found 23 times as a team.
It is clear that Austin requires support, with Bobby Zamora starting the season as the only senior alternative.
Mauro Zarate has been acquired on loan from West Ham United, but he needs time to work on his match sharpness.
That means Redknapp has been left with little choice but to continue scouring the market, although a lack of funds means he is looking for another short-term agreement.
He told Get West London: “We are looking for a loan. We need a striker. I have got two strikers - Bobby Zamora and Charlie Austin.
"Bobby can’t last 90 minutes but he’s fantastic. Without him (scoring the winner in last season's Championship play-off final), none of us would probably be here now.”
QPR need to find a spark from somewhere, particularly away from home.
They remain pointless on the road this season and stuck in relegation trouble as a result.
Redknapp’s men sit second-from-bottom in the top-flight standings, but the struggles of others mean they are only one point away from getting their head back above water.